Medical professionals kill far more people each year because of mistakes than the number killed in automobile crashes. The American Institute of Medicine reports that medical errors kill up to 95,000 people per year. Doctor prescription errors injure more than 1.3 million persons annually.
Wrongful deaths caused by cancer misdiagnosis are on the rise despite advances made breast cancer screening. The average intensive care unit patient experiences almost two errors per day, many serious or fatal. If these same medical negligence levels were applied to airlines, it would equal two bad landings a day! Medical malpractice also can cause disability, disfigurement, paralysis, amputation, brain injury, or birth trauma.
The National Association of Insurance Commissioners reports that the number of new medical malpractice claims actually declined by about four percent from 1995 to 2000. Has your doctor told you that medical malpractice insurance rates have risen by less than half the increase in total medical costs since 1987? The Consumer Federation of America points out that insurance companies are raising rates because of poor returns on investments, not because of increased litigation or jury awards.
You should not be concerned about your legitimate lawsuit driving up malpractice premiums or driving your doctor out of business. You should think about the findings of Harvard researchers that only one malpractice claim is made for every eight hospital injuries. For every medical error reported, 50 go unreported. And the Physician Insurer Association of America admits that malpractice plaintiffs drop 10 times more claims than they pursue. You do not want to be kind to bad doctors.
If you believe you might be a victim of medical malpractice, Cochran, Kroll & Associates wants you to seek the justice you deserve. If you don’t, careless doctors are given a green light to continue causing unnecessary pain, suffering, disfigurement, permanent disability and death for thousands of people like yourself.
If you believe you are a victim of emergency room medical malpractice, let Cochran, Kroll & Associates fight for your rights. There is no obligation for case evaluation and no fee is charged unless a recovery is made.
The Law Offices of Cochran, Kroll & Associates, P.C. is dedicated to representing individuals and families who have suffered catastrophic losses as a result of injuries, disabilities and death. The firm does not represent insurance companies or corporations but instead bases its practice upon representing individuals and families.
A young couple from Monroe, Michigan, was awarded a $15.8 million verdict as the result of their baby son, Jason, being inflicted with Cerebral Palsy as the result of an error during the final stages of a labor.
Oakland County, Michigan
While in the hospital a mother of three was not properly treated for a closed-head injury causing her untimely death.
A Livonia pedestrian recovered $1.4 million when he was struck by a commercial van resulting in a traumatic brain injury in Redford, Michigan.
Wayne County, Michigan
Patient suffered cardiac arrest and brain damage when a hospital failed to recognize internal bleeding and treatment was delayed for more than 14 hours.
Tuscola County, Michigan
A Tuscola County jury awarded $3.3 million to a severely brain injured motorist as the result of a defective Michigan highway.
A seventeen-year-old construction worker suffered a traumatic brain injury resulting from a fall in Flint, Michigan, and was awarded $1.25 million.
Wayne County, Michigan
Middle-aged woman suffered severe disfiguring facial burns from a simple surgical procedure.
Child developed cerebral palsy with developmental delays due to lack of oxygen and brain injury during labor and delivery.
A Westland construction worker recovered $1.5 million after sustaining a traumatic brain injury while on a construction site in Detroit, Michigan.
A Marlette, Michigan, family reached a $1.3 million settlement in the traffic death of their 5-year-old son when they were struck by a semi truck.
The misdiagnosis of breast cancer resulted in a Redford, Michigan, woman recovering $225,000.
A construction worker redeemed his worker’s compensation case for $125,000 in Detroit, Michigan.
A paraplegic woman from Monroe, Michigan, recovered Michigan no-fault benefits including the purchase of a new home and attendant care in excess of $400,000.
Brighton, Michigan; Detroit, Michigan
A Brighton family recovered $1.3 million and a Detroit family recovered $900,000 as the result of birth injuries and medical malpractice to their children.
Bay City, Michigan
A Bay City grandmother was awarded $80,000 following an auto accident resulting in a broken leg.